Pap smears and tears

The staff in the gynaecology outpatients clinics were very welcoming. After a quick tour of the the department, I met with the consultant who I would be working with. He had trained in Egypt before moving to Australia to complete his specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology. Now, he specialises in purely gynaecology with a…

Birth suite

An hour into my shift on the birth suite, I got to see a beautiful baby girl come into the world. This is very different to praying that someone would come into the hospital in labour whilst I was on my obstetrics and gynaecology rotation in Lancaster; where medical students are lucky to have at…

Aussie scrubs

The patient in gynaecology theatre was a complex case of endometriosis. But before I start talking about what I saw, I am going to start off by talking about how cute the scrubs are at RBWH.  On top of the trousers and top, you also have the option of wearing a jacket for the endless…

Touchdown

I have finally arrived at my destination. It has been one of the longest journeys I have ever made but it has definitely been worth it. I have not had a chance to take in what Brisbane has to offer just yet as I arrived at approximately 5am on Sunday. However, so far I have…